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Police investigators and firefighters in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo after the attack
07/01/2015 - France

RFI bosses slam Charlie Hebdo attack, world leaders condemn ‘barbaric act’

Management of RFI’s parent company, France Médias Monde, slammed the “ignominy” of Wednesday’s attack on French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo as world leaders condemned ...

French weekly magazines review 30 November 2014

One person you can't avoid this week in the French magazines is former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Each of the weeklies has a different slant though.

Hassan Diab in Ottowa in 2011.
16/11/2014 - France - Canada - Middle East

Lebanese-Canadian charged with 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

The Canadian academic accused of the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue has been charged in France after being deported from Montreal.
The scene of the bombing near the synagogue in the rue Copernic in 1980
14/11/2014 - France - Canada - Lebanon

Canada to extradite 1980 Paris synagogue bombing suspect Hassan Diab

Canada is to extradite a Lebanese-Canadian academic accused of being behind a bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980 to France.
03/11/2014 - France - Canada

Hollande in Canada to boost French trade

President François Hollande is in Canada, the first visit by a French leader in 25 years, on a visit where the focus is on research and trade co operation as well as climate change ...
Dental care.
05/09/2014 - France - Canada -Netherlands

Dutch dentist accused of mutilating French patients arrested in Canada

A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada. French prosecutors are seeking his extradition to France.

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Palme d'Or winner for "Winter Sleep", Cannes, 24 May
26/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'Winter Sleep' is not what it seems

For its closing movie this year, Cannes changed its habits and showed a classic, A Fistful of Dollars – Un Pugno Pieno di Dollari of 1964, considered to be the first Spaghetti Western.
Gilles Jacob waves goodbye to the Cannes Film Festival de Cannes after 37 years of organising
25/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Turkish politics, hugs, whale bones, entranced dancing … Cannes Film Festival 2014 highlights

From magical cinema to politics and emotion at the awards ceremony, here are some of my highlights from Cannes 2014:

Xavier Dolan is overcome with emotion on receiving the Cannes Jury Prize along with Jean-Luc Godard
25/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Mommy wins Canada’s wunderkind Dolan Cannes recognition

Cinema's Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan shared the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize with veteran Jean-Luc Godard.
The right size-  trains at Paris's Gare du Nord station
21/05/2014 - France

Red faces at French rail companies over too-wide trains

France’s rail network is to spend at least 50 million euros to reduce the size of 1,300 platforms after realising that new trains are too wide